|"The Creature from Cleveland Depths" - Fritz Leiber|
Every time Gusterson dropped a new free idea into the fad-ridden mainstream world of underground cities and cozy crowds, it crystallized into something really strange, and things got out of hand. So he shouldn't have mentioned the reminder machine....
Keywords: Science fiction; dystopia; humor; Horror
Downloads: 1,828 (1 review)
|Cthulhu Podcast Episode 19 - FNH|
A magazine show featuring History, Music from the 1920s, and the Works of H.P. Lovecraft and other creepy/scary stories
Keywords: lovecraft; cthulhu; mythos; podcast
Downloads: 1,477 (1 review)
|The Lani People - J. F. Bone|
In the far future, a veterinarian fresh out of school is hired to care for a small flock of valuable alien animals on an out-of-the-way world. But why so high a salary? There must be some catch to it.... This unjustly forgotten 1962 science fiction novel has undergone a small renaissance since coming into the public domain (and escaping its rather memorable cover).
Keywords: Audiobook - Fiction; Science Fiction
Downloads: 7,376 (1 review)
|The Machine Stops - E. M. Forster|
LibriVox recording of The Machine Stops, by E. M. Forster. The Machine Stops is a short science fiction story. It describes a world in which almost all humans have lost the ability to live on the surface of the Earth. Each individual lives in isolation in a 'cell', with all bodily and spiritual needs met by the omnipotent, global Machine. Most humans welcome this development, as they are skeptical and fearful of first-hand experience...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; science fiction; e. m. forster; machine stops
Downloads: 26,323 (1 review)
|[dystopiaq029] Various Artists - mix-toor presents: This is material music.I do your condition - Various Artists|
Artist: Various Artists Title: mix-toor presents: This is material music.I do your condition Release: dystopiaq029 Date: February 7, 2012 Genre: Abstract, Illbient, Hip-Hop CONDITION 1 01. mix-toor – Material Music 02. The Broke Unknown – Lisboa 03. Tronx – It's Not Jazz 04. Astro – Lo Vibes Everyday 05. 100R feat m-one beat– Let’s Play 06. Glyphick – Latenite Cruise 2 07. A-Rookie – Depth 08...
Keywords: netaudio; netlabel; creative commons; instrumental hip-hop; hip-hop; illbient; abstract
Downloads: 451,809 (1 review)
|Second Variety - Philip K. Dick|
LibriVox recording of Second Variety, by Philip K. Dick. Read by Gregg Margarite. Early victories by the USSR in a global nuclear war cause the United Nations government to retreat to the moon leaving behind troops and fierce autonomous robots called “Claws”, which reproduce and redesign themselves in unmanned subterranean factories. After six bloody years of conflict the Soviets call for an urgent conference and UN Major Joseph Hendricks sets out to meet them...
Keywords: librivox; science fiction; dick; audiobook
Downloads: 36,960 (1 review)
|Cthulhu Podcast Episode 27 - FNH|
A magazine show featuring History, Music from the 1920s, the Works of H.P. Lovecraft and other creepy/scary stories.
Keywords: cthulhu; mythos; podcast; lovecraft; 1920s; creepy; scary; fiction
Downloads: 1,085 (1 review)
|The Status Civilization - Robert Sheckley|
LibriVox recording of The Status Civilization, by Robert Sheckley. Read by Gregg Margarite. Will Barrent awakes without memories just before being deposited on Omega, a planet for criminals where the average life expectancy is 3 years. He’s listed as a murderer and released into the illicit society as a “peon” the lowest class imaginable. A mysterious girl gives him a weapon that starts him on his path to status, a path that requires constant brutality...
Keywords: LibriVox; Audiobooks; Science Fiction
Downloads: 10,786 (1 review)
|Asteroid - Emmerichk|
Keywords: Mexico; electronic; Discos Konfort; minimal
Downloads: 5,713 (2 reviews)
|Ayn Rand collection|
videos of ayn rand. Gives one an understanding of what libertarianism is.
Keywords: ayn rand; ayn; rand; libertarian; libertarianism; interview; Ayn; Rand; Ayn Rand; racism; religion
Downloads: 1,533 (2 reviews)
|Oathless - The Road to Dystopia|
The Road to Dystopia is an ambient track in three movements by Oathless. The piece was created between March and May 2009.
Keywords: oathless; road; dystopia; ambient
Downloads: 467 (2 reviews)
|Greylorn - Keith Laumer|
Librivox recording of Greylorn by Keith Laumer. Read by Mark F. Smith. Commander Greylorn has a problem. No, actually he has two of them. It's not enough that the remaining residents of Earth have pinned their last hope of salvation on him and his mission. He has to find a colony that presumedly was established at an unknown star two centuries before and beg their help. But first, he has the small matter of a mutiny on board his starship, and people are trying to kill him! Written in an era when...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; science fiction
Downloads: 17,894 (2 reviews)
|The Last Man - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley|
LibriVox recording of The Last Man, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. The Last Man is an early post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by Mary Shelley, which was first published in 1826. The book tells of a future world that has been ravaged by a plague. The plague gradually kills off all people. Lionel Verney, central character, son of a nobleman who gambled himself into poverty, finds himself immune after being attacked by an infected "negro," and copes with a civilization that is gradually dying...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobooks; sci-fi; apocalypse
Downloads: 45,146 (2 reviews)
|Eugenics and Other Evils - G. K. Chesterton|
LibriVox recording of Eugenics and Other Evils by G. K. Chesterton, read by Ray Clare. Most Eugenists are Euphemists. I mean merely that short words startle them, while long words soothe them. And they are utterly incapable of translating the one into the other, however obviously they mean the same thing. Say to them "The persuasive and even coercive powers of the citizen should enable him to make sure that the burden of longevity in the previous generation does not become disproportionate and i...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio books; essays; religion; eugenics; Chesterton; G. K. Chesterton
Downloads: 22,653 (2 reviews)
|Rastignac The Devil - Philip Jose Farmer|
LibriVox recording of Rastignac The Devil, by Philip Jose Farmer. Read by Gregg Margarite. French colonists on a planet ruled by reptiles and amphibians are forced to wear living “skins” that subdue aggression and enforce vegetarianism. As children, Rastignac and his reptile friend Mapfarity force themselves to become carnivores and begin a protein fueled journey that causes Rastignac to develop a Philosophy of Violence...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; fantasy; fiction; science fiction
Downloads: 11,867 (3 reviews)
|This World Is Taboo - Murray Leinster|
LibriVox recording of This World Is Taboo, by Murray Leinster. Read by Mark F. Smith. Calhoun is an Interstellar Medical Serviceman, and he's needed on Dara. Trouble is: Dara is forbidden. Taboo. And breaking quarantine will make Calhoun a presumed plague-carrier and subject to being shot on sight by anyone from Weald. But hey! If he did the smart thing, we wouldn't have a story!But why are men from Dara shooting at him? (Summary by Mark F...
Keywords: Science fiction; sci-fi; Librivox; audiobook
Downloads: 10,809 (2 reviews)
|The Creature from Beyond Infinity - Henry Kuttner|
LibriVox recording of The Creature From Beyond Infinity, by Henry Kuttner. Read by Mark Nelson. A lone space traveler arrives on Earth seeking a new planet to colonize, his own world dead. At the same time a mysterious plague has infected Earth that will wipe out all life. Can a lone scientist stop the plague and save the world? Or will the alien find himself on another doomed planet? (Summary by Mark Nelson) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds,...
Keywords: librivox; science fiction; audio book; fiction
Downloads: 39,091 (2 reviews)
|The Highest Treason - Randall Garrett|
LibriVox recording of The Highest Treason, by Randall Garrett. Read by Lee Elliott. Set in a future in which humanity’s dream of total equality is fully realized and poverty in terms of material wealth has been eliminated, humanity has straight-jacketed itself into the only social system which could make this possible. Class differentiation is entirely horizontal rather than vertical and no matter what one’s chosen field, all advancement is based solely on seniority rather than ability...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; science fiction; randall garrett
Downloads: 12,475 (3 reviews)
|The Ethical Engineer - Harry Harrison|
LibriVox recording of The Ethical Engineer, by Harry Harrison. Read by Gregg Margarite. The Ethical Engineer also known as “Deathworld II” finds our hero Jason dinAlt captured to face justice for his crimes, but the ever-wily gambler crashes his transport on a primitive planet populated by clans that hoard knowledge. It’s a difficult situation for a guy who just wants to get back to Pyrrus. The Ethical Engineer was first published in the July and August 1963 issues of Analog Science Fact &...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; science fiction; harrison; deathworld; adventure
Downloads: 30,551 (3 reviews)
|The Creature from Cleveland Depths - Fritz Leiber|
LibriVox recording of The Creature from Cleveland Depths, by Fritz Leiber. Read by Gregg Margarite. “The Creature from Cleveland Depths” also known as “The Lone Wolf” tells the story of a writer and his wife who refuse to move below-ground after the cold-war gets hot. The underground society discovers a decline in their ability to creatively innovate, and must consult with surface dwellers to develop products that satiate the needs of a people living like moles...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; science fiction; scifi; cold war; underground
Downloads: 6,919 (3 reviews)
|The Dueling Machine - Ben Bova|
LibriVox recording of The Dueling Machine, by Ben Bova. Read by Gregg Margarite. The Dueling Machine is the solution to settling disputes without injury. After you and your opponent select weapons and environments you are injected into an artificial reality where you fight to the virtual death… but no one actually gets hurt. That is, until a warrior from the Kerak Empire figures a way to execute real-world killings from within the machine...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; fantasy; fiction; science fiction
Downloads: 15,195 (2 reviews)
|Security - Poul Anderson|
LibriVox recording of Security, by Poul Anderson. Read by Gregg Margarite. “Security”, tells the story of a compartmentalized government physicist ordered by secret police to complete experiments aimed at developing a new weapon. He is brought to a hidden space station and put in charge of the project but there are many questions. In a world of spies watching spies it’s sometimes hard to know what’s patriotic...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; science fiction; espionage
Downloads: 16,708 (3 reviews)
|Greener Than You Think - Ward Moore|
LibriVox recording of Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore. Read by Lee Elliott. Do you remember reading a panic-mongering news story a while back about genetically engineered “Frankengrass” “escaping” from the golf course where it had been planted? That news story was foreshadowed decades previously in the form of prophetic fiction wherein a pushy salesman, a cash-strapped scientist, and a clump of crabgrass accidentally merge forces with apocalyptic consequences...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; science fiction
Downloads: 22,494 (4 reviews)
|This Crowded Earth - Robert Bloch|
LibriVox recording of This Crowded Earth, by Robert Bloch. Read by Gregg Margarite. Robert Bloch (1917 – 1994) was a prolific writer in many genres. As a young man he was encouraged by his mentor H. P. Lovecraft, and was a close friend of Stanley G. Weinbaum. Besides hundreds of short stories and novels he wrote a number of television and film scripts including several for the original Star Trek...
Keywords: Science fiction; literature; Librivox; audiobook
Downloads: 42,319 (3 reviews)
|Planet of the Damned - Harry Harrison|
LibriVox recording of "Planet of the Damned", by Harry Harrison. Once in a generation, a man is born with a heightened sense of empathy. Brion Brandd used this gift to win the Twenties, an annual physical and mental competition among the best and smartest people on Anvhar. But scarcely able to enjoy his victory, Brandd is swept off to the hellish planet Dis where he must use his heightened sense of empathy to help avert a global nuclear holocaust by negotiating with the blockading fleet, travers...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; English; literature; science fiction; Harry Harrison; Anvhar
Downloads: 54,299 (3 reviews)
|Lone Star Planet - H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire|
LibriVox recording of Lone Star Planet by H. Beam Piper & John J. McGuire. Read by Mark Nelson New Texas: its citizens figure that name about says it all. The Solar League ambassador to the Lone Star Planet has the unenviable task of convincing New Texans that a s'Srauff attack is imminent, and dangerous. Unfortunately it's common knowledge that the s'Srauff are evolved from canine ancestors—and not a Texan alive is about to be scared of a talking dog! But unless he can get them to act, and fa...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; science fiction; sci-fi; texas
Downloads: 17,744 (3 reviews)
|The Scarlet Plague - Jack London|
LibriVox recording of The Scarlet Plague, by Jack London. Read by James Christopher. Known mainly for his tales of adventure, this work of science fiction by Jack London is set in a post-apocalyptic future. It's 2072, sixty years after the scarlet plague has depopulated the planet. James Howard Smith is one of the few survivors of the pre-plague era left alive in the San Francisco area, and as he realizes his time grows short, he tries to impart the value of knowledge and wisdom to his grandsons...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; adventure; science fiction; post-apocalyptic; plague
Downloads: 27,842 (3 reviews)
|The Land that Time Forgot - Edgar Rice Burroughs|
The Land That Time Forgot is a science fiction novel, the first of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “Caspak” trilogy. His working title for the story was “The Lost U-Boat.” Starting out as a harrowing wartime sea adventure, the story ultimately develops into that of a fantastical lost world. (Adapted from Wikipedia.) M4B audiobook of Complete Book
Keywords: librivox; adventure; action; science-fiction; burroughs; literature; caspak series
Downloads: 95,778 (3 reviews)
|The Green Odyssey - Philip José Farmer|
Librivox recording of The Green Odyssey by Philip José Farmer Read by Mark Nelson Alan Green is a space traveller stranded on a barbaric planet who has been taken slave and made a consort to an insipid and smelly queen. His slave-wife, though beautiful and smart, nags him constantly. He’s given up hope of ever returning to Earth when he hears of two astronauts who have been captured in a kingdom on the other side of the planet, and sets out on an action-packed journey on a ship sailing across...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; Farmer
Downloads: 54,262 (4 reviews)
|Badge of Infamy - Lester del Rey|
LibriVox recording of Badge of Infamy by Lester del Rey. Read by Steven H. Wilson. Daniel Feldman was a doctor once. He made the mistake of saving a friend’s life in violation of Medical Lobby rules. Now, he’s a pariah, shunned by all, forbidden to touch another patient. But things are more loose on Mars. There, Doc Feldman is welcomed by the colonists, even as he’s hunted by the authorities...
Keywords: badge of infamy; lester del rey; audiobook; book
Downloads: 56,594 (5 reviews)
|Anthem - Ayn Rand|
LibriVox's Anthem by Ayn Rand. Read by Chere Theriot. Anthem is a dystopic science fiction story taking place at some unspecified future date. Mankind has entered another dark age as a result of what Rand saw as the weaknesses of socialistic thinking and economics. Technological advancement is now carefully planned (when it is allowed to occur, if at all) and the concept of individuality has been eliminated (for example, the word "I" has disappeared from the language)...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; literature; philosophy; science fiction
Downloads: 259,897 (4 reviews)
|The Incognito Traveller EP - The Incognito Traveller|
Downloads: 73,831 (6 reviews)
|The Five Jars - Montague Rhodes James|
LibriVox recording of The Five Jars, by M.R. James. Read by Peter Yearsley. The Five Jars is the only novel written by James, who is best known for his ghost stories. It is a peculiarly surreal fantasy apparently written for children. While he is out walking, the narrator is drawn to a remote pool, and finds a small box that has been hidden since Roman times. He gradually learns how to use its contents, fighting off a series of attempts to steal it, and becomes aware of a strange world hidden fr...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; fiction; children; fantasy
Downloads: 14,482 (4 reviews)
|The Sky Is Falling - Lester del Rey|
LibriVox recording of The Sky is Falling by Lester del Rey. Read by Karen Savage. After dying in a terrible accident at a building site, Dave Hanson finds himself being brought back to life in a world where magic is real, and where the sky is breaking apart and falling. And he is expected to put it back together again. Will he be able to save this strange world, and his own new life? (Summary by Karen Savage) M4B format available
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; scifi; science fiction; sci fi; multiverse; magic
Downloads: 12,307 (4 reviews)
|The Cosmic Computer - H. Beam Piper|
LibriVox recording of The Cosmic Computer, by H. Beam Piper. Read by Mark Nelson. Conn Maxwell returns from Terra to his poverty-stricken home planet of Poictesme, "The Junkyard Planet", with news of the possible location of Merlin, a military super-computer rumored to have been abandoned there after the last war. The inhabitants hope to find Merlin, which they think will be their ticket to wealth and prosperity...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; sci-fi; piper
Downloads: 83,805 (5 reviews)
|Aldous Huxley - The Ultimate Revolution|
Aldous Huxley in a speech given to Berkley in which he admits that dystopic novels "Brave New World" and "1984" were not just fiction, but blueprints for two types of controlled and enslaved societies. "The prophetic Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, speaks to an audience at University of California, Berkeley, surrounding the use of terrorism and pharmaceuticals to create willing slaves out of the population." -- Aldous Huxley "And it seems to me perfectly in the cards that there will be...
Downloads: 6,848 (4 reviews)
|Wanted - 7 Fearless Engineers - Warner Van Lorne|
Librivox recording of Wanted - 7 Fearless Engineers by Warner Van Lorne Read by: Andrew Coleman, Cori Samuel, David Barnes, Lizzie Driver & Philippa. A great civilization’s fate lay in Dick Barrow’s hands as he led his courageous fellow engineers into a strange and unknown land. None of them knew what lay ahead–what dangers awaited them–or what rewards. But they did not hesitate because the first question asked them had been: “Are you a brave man?” (Summary from the text)...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; drama
Downloads: 25,055 (7 reviews)
|The House of a Thousand Candles - Meredith Nicholson|
Librivox recording of The House of a Thousand Candles by Meredith Nicholson. Read by J. M. Smallheer. A top ten bestseller of 1906, The House of a Thousand Candles is part adventure/mystery and part romance. The book begins with young Jack Glenarm returning from various exploits in Europe and Africa for the reading of his grandfather’s will. In it, he stands to inherit his grandfather’s estate, but only if he can remain for one year in residence at the old man’s unfinished “House of a Th...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; mystery; best-sellers
Downloads: 44,358 (6 reviews)
|Curses From Past Times (LP) - ProleteR|
After the self-release in late 2011, the French producer ProleteR drops his "Curses From Past Times" for Dusted Wax Kingdom with 4 extra bonus tracks. The beat tape features heavy-weight boom bap beats cooked with sprightly chanson samples. Links: ProleteR @Facebook ProleteR @SoundCloud ProleteR @Youtube ProleteR @BandCamp Tags: ProleteR, Dusted Wax Kingdom, instrumental hip-hop, jazz, lo-fi, trip-hop
Keywords: ProleteR; Dusted Wax Kingdom; instrumental hip-hop; jazz; lo-fi; beats
Downloads: 813,933 (6 reviews)
|Call of the Wild - Jack London|
LibriVox recording of Call of the Wild, by Jack London. In this novel (often mistakingly classified a children’s book) the main protagonist Buck, a St. Bernard/Collie mix, is abducted and sold to a trainer of sled dogs in Alaska. He adapts to the brutal conditions and is finally acquired by a loving man. When this new owner is killed, Buck follows the ‘call of the wild’ and joins a pack of wolves...
Keywords: literature; audiobook; librivox
Downloads: 446,919 (6 reviews)
|Deathworld - Harry Harrison|
LibriVox recording of Deathworld, by Harry Harrison. Read by Gregg Margarite. Harry Harrison (1925 - ) is best known for his Stainless Steel Rat stories and the novel Make Room! Make Room! which was adapted for film as Soylent Green. Deathworld is the first in a series of novels begun in 1960 and originally serialized in Astounding Science Fiction Magazine. It’s the story of Jason dinAlt a professional gambler with psionic skills who finds himself on Pyrrus the deadliest planet to be colonized...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; science fiction; harry harrison
Downloads: 124,750 (7 reviews)
|The Parenticide Club - Ambrose Bierce|
Librivox recording of The Parenticide Club, by Ambrose Bierce. Read by Peter Yearsley. Includes four stories: My favorite murder -- Oil of Dog -- An Imperfect Conflagration -- The Hypnotist. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature
Downloads: 21,365 (7 reviews)
|Space Prison - Tom Godwin|
LibriVox recording of Space Prison, by Tom Godwin. Read by Mark Nelson. AFTER TWO CENTURIES....The sound came swiftly nearer, rising in pitch and swelling in volume. Then it broke through the clouds, tall and black and beautifully deadly — the Gern battle cruiser, come to seek them out and destroy them. Humbolt dropped inside the stockade, exulting. For two hundred years his people had been waiting for the chance to fight the mighty Gern Empire .....
Keywords: Science fiction; sci-fi; literature; Librivox; audiobook
Downloads: 27,057 (8 reviews)
|Little Fuzzy - H. Beam Piper|
The planet Zarathustra is going through a dry spell. Land-prawns, ecologists, and scared bureaucrats are coming out of the woodwork. But there's more trouble to come. The cutest little alien critter you've ever seen: Little Fuzzy. This book is widely regarded as a minor sf classic, and is much loved.
Keywords: Audiobook - Fiction; Science Fiction
Downloads: 21,094 (5 reviews)